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St. Helena and the Ascension Island; A Natural History

St. Helena and the Ascension Island; A Natural History
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Description

St Helena was formed some 14 million years ago but Ascension is only a tenth as old. This difference in age confers a special interest. On St Helena colonising plants and animals have evolved into mature natural communities transforming the volcanic landscape whilst in contrast the ecological youth of Ascension leaves it forbidding but with its own austere beauty and biological surprises.

Special attention is paid to biological research on the evolution of the two islands and to the history and destruction caused by human activities. Covers all groups of plants and animals with emphasis on species found nowhere else on earth. Colour plates and photographs, b/w illustrations, 496pp. 2000

Details

  • ISBN: 0904614611
  • Stock Code: 4614619
  • Format: Hardback
  • Illustrations: Colour photographs, Colour plates, Black & white illustrations
  • Pages: 496
  • Published: 2000
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